Canonical releases Ubuntu Touch developer preview for Nexus devices

By Jos
Feb 21, 2013
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  1. Canonical has launched a new version of its Ubuntu operating system designed with smartphones and tablets in mind. Available as a developer preview ahead of a full release sometime early next year, the software is available to download right now...

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  2. JC713

    JC713 TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 6,088   +723

    This is basically like Windows 8... an OS which is late to the game and has to catch up. This could have awesome potential, we just need to see the app ecosystem develop.
  3. maxxxenem1

    maxxxenem1 Newcomer, in training

    Ever time I install Ubuntu it needed some kind of hack like they can never finish it ..What a wast
  4. JC713

    JC713 TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 6,088   +723

    I disagree, I am all for open source OS' competing with Windows
  5. What about their biggest business asset, open office on phone and tablet, This will be the best mobile business tool, now that Microsoft believe they are the new Apple with matching prices. However time is short and this needs to be on sale before next year, why not concentrate on tablet release first and speed up the process.
  6. Railman

    Railman TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 438   +57

    With a Linux OS I would imagine you could load Wine which could potentially allow the use of standard Windows programs on an ARM device. The advantage being you dont have to buy an expensive Surface.
  7. Ubuntu is one of those "it just works" installations. Another [better] example is Linux Mint ( http://www.linuxmint.com/ ). Not sure why you'd have much trouble. It's not like spending the whole day trying to get all the scattered Windows drivers needed for a new install.


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